Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
made his final appearance at the 2010 world cup. president obama will attend with the first lady as will former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. then mandela will lie in state for three days at the capitol in pretoria before he is laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village of qunu next sunday. alexander marquardt, abc news, johannesburg. >>> the pentagon is under fire for bypassing dozens of manufacturers and buying helicopters from russia instead. choppers are sent to afghanistan security force. pentagon officials say the russian helicopters are superior. documents show the opposite. lawmakers first expressed outrage last april. >> with all of the tens of billions of dollars we put into afghanistan, this is a tough one to justify. >> we are trying to provide them as much capability as possible so they can, in fact, take responsibility for security. >> those a.p. documents show the american-made boeing chinook helicopter was the most cost effective choice over the long haul. >>> in jacksonville, florida, a small plane crashed killing all three
Dec 5, 2013 1:40am PST
pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny because of her rambunctious. >> she is sunny. >> she like bo, who's her older brother, i guess in a way, not by birth but a portuguese water dogs in case you are wondering. thankfully, there's zzzquil. it's not for colds, it's not for pain, it's just for sleep. ♪ because sleep is a beautiful thing™. ♪ zzzquil. the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out abou
Dec 6, 2013 2:35am EST
-- not only was he. >> great quote. >> such a father figure for everybody around the world. he had such influence. >> no doubt about it. look at the "washington post" and the headline the nation's healer is dead. first quote from president obama. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. that is a powerful, true quote. and the prisoner who became president, south africa's leader, a symbol of moral force. >> all of the things that he was, where he was iconic and legendary and he became such a big thing, the next headline from the new york daily news sums up what he was. it says nelson mandela 1918-2013, farewell dear friend and i think a lot of people were able to connect with him in such a way where they felt not only was he a mass pif man where they couldn't touch him but interconnected to our lives in a daily basis. >> the best of humanity right there. certainly will be missed and celebrated. we'll be right back. >>> this morning the passing of nelson mandela. it's the news the nation had prepared for. a man beloved around the world is gone. >> in the name of peace, dem
Dec 3, 2013 1:40am PST
. >>> president obama has also announced a new initiative in the battle against aids. the announcement made at a white house event yesterday marking world aids day. the president is redirecting $100 million into a project to find aids therapies. >>> topping the health headlines, researchers now link migraines to chemicals found in common household products. that chemical, bpa, is found in plastic ware and food packaging. it may cause a hormonal response and cause debilitating headaches. tests on rats show high levels increase sensitivity to light, sound and other migraine symptoms. researchers are calling for human studies. >>> also making health headlines this morning, dispelling the myth that you can be fat and still fit. studies show that living an active lifestyle mitigated any potential health risks of being overweight. canadian researchers now say it is not true. eight studies of more than 60,000 people concluded that regardless of fitness level, everyone who is overweight has an elevated risk of heart disease and early death. >>> an unsolved mystery has been unraveling in australia.